• Overall update: Today’s update is full of encouraging news. MHP’s positivity rate is down; Shelby County is no longer in the Orange category; MHP has only a few employees off work related to Covid; our Emergency Department volumes are significantly down; and our urgent care and walk-in volumes are lower compared to our normal volumes. We are asking the Community to be safe and smart during the Christmas holiday. Please don’t let your guard down over the holidays to help us maintain the current encouraging trends. We wish everyone a happy and safe Christmas Holiday Season! Our next update will occur on Monday, December 28th.
  • Covid Vaccines: Many MHP employees have already received their first dose of the Covid vaccine at Hancock Regional Hospital. To date, no employee has reported anything more than a minor, expected reaction which would be the same for any vaccine.
  • Bamlanivimab “Bam” monoclonal drug for Covid treatment. By the end of the day, we will have infused 193 patients with this Eli Lilly monoclonal drug. We have a sufficient supply of both Regeneron and Bamlanivimab for our current needs.
  • Shelby County Status: We are pleased to report that Shelby County been designated as ORANGE in this week’s county color code map with a composite score of 2.5 based on 7-day rolling test positivity and cases per 100,000. Please visit https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2393.htm for more information.
  • Priority Care and Family & Internal Medicine Walk-ins: Both locations are experiencing low volumes at this time.


  • Number of NEW positive results: 35 new positive cases since 12/21/2020
    • Out of the 35 new positive cases, 4 patients required inpatient care and 31 remained outpatient. We are down to only 280 Rapid tests remaining with no estimated delivery date provided by our supplier. We hope to have our in-house rapid testing up and running by next week.


  • Current number of 3rd floor inpatients: 32 and 5 of those patients are in the Critical Care Unit (CCU).
    • Number of available 3rd floor beds: 8
  • Currently, we have 20 inpatients that tested positive for COVID.


  • Number of total ER patients in last 24 hours: 39 patients with only 7 patients experiencing respiratory issues.


  • Number of vents currently in use and number of vents available:
    • We have 1 ventilator(s) in use and 4 BiPAPs in use, 1 trilogy unit is in use. This leaves us with 15 ventilation units available.